The Department of Defense is now making Morningstar investment research available to all 6.5 million military personnel and their families. Previously, only members of the U.S. Navy had this access, beginning in 2002.
The information covers 24,000 mutual funds, 9,500 stocks as well as Morningstar ratings, style boxes, stewardship grades and an online classroom that provides basic investing educational courses.
“We’re thrilled that the Department of Defense sees the value in offering our proprietary investment research and tools to its employees,” said Susan Dziubinski, director of library services for Morningstar. “In this volatile economic environment, investors are clamoring for information they can trust to make better investment decisions. The military is offering its personnel around the globe an excellent benefit by giving them direct access to in-depth, independent research from Morningstar.”